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Meet The Jetslide … His Boy Elroy

November 30, 2010

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Today I’m going to talk about the Jetslide guitar slide.  It takes the idea of the original cumbersome bottleneck and trims it down to a new patented design that makes slide guitar easy and fun. Cliff Clavin’s Wow Your Friends at the Bar Fact Slide guitar emulates the sounds of the Lap Steel which originated […]

Traveling To The Gig – Do It Right!

November 28, 2010

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Unless you’re playing at the bar at the end of the street, traveling to a gig is a necessary part of performing your show. Here are a few things to keep in mind when the time comes to set up and ship out for the show. You’ve got to take care of yourself first and […]

Street Performing For That Added Edge

November 20, 2010

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As a solo performer, the coolest thing you can do to boost your stage presence is to get out there and play for strangers. If you’ve got any inhibitions about making it happen, street performing will make them vanish. A lot of people I know do more of this than club performances and they actually […]

Ten Tips For Your Band’s Music PR

November 20, 2010

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When you are going it alone, you can use all the help you can get to make your name a familiar title in the audience’s visibility. Here’s a 10-item list to get your name out there. 1. It’s always a good idea to have your press kit handy. Include an 8×10 picture of the band […]

Interview with Berklee Bass Professor Bruce Gertz

November 20, 2010

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It is an honor to have Mr. Bruce Gertz in the Bass Corner this week. To anyone familiar with the name you know what a great player and teacher he is. To anyone not familiar please read on to get to know this incredibly talented Bassist. To be great players we need to learn from great […]

Surviving In The Performance Jungle

November 20, 2010

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Storming into the African Veldt on Safari is in a lot of ways similar to navigating the Gig Jungle. You’ve got to have a big elephant gun and be prepared for the hunt. Here’s a list of tips to get you home safe, and with a good trophy to mount over your mantle. 1. Plan […]

Why Have A Manager For The Band?

November 20, 2010

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Oh God, what does this mean … another mouth to feed with the little money we make as a band now? What is this guy going to do that we can’t do by ourselves? Isn’t this another person trying to take what we earn and line his pockets? Oh, I’ve heard them all – believe […]